Joseph L. Clarke studied architectural history at Yale University, completing his PhD in 2014. Before that, he practiced architecture at Eisenman Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. He research examines how modern architects endeavored to conceive and represent sound as a spatial phenomenon. At the MPIWG, he is researching the sonic design of open-plan offices in the 1960s and 1970s and associated questions of communication and acoustic technologies. He is also currently completing his first book, on European acoustic research from the Enlightenment through the early twentieth century. Clarke is a member of the History of Art faculty at the University of Toronto, where he teaches courses on global modern architecture and urbanism, sound studies, and sound art.
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